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Insulting Remark from ‘Desperate Housewives’ to the Filipinos.

Posted by Paurong sa Lunes, Oktubre 1, 2007

It was a total disbelief to me at first upon watching the throwing of lines on the season premiere of the American hit drama/comedy series Desperate Housewives. That disbelief abruptly turned into a sheer offense, not only to me but also to every Filipinos not only living in the Philippines and also to its growing population around the globe.

If you’re not yet familiar with this issue (yes, it is an issue because it involves, by and the large, the Philippines), it would be better for you to check out this cut from that episode.

Dr. Mayfair: Susan, I know for a lot of women the word menopause has negative connotations. They hear aging, brittle bones, loss of sexual desire…
Susan (Teri Hatcher): Okay, before we go any further, can I check those diplomas, because I would just like to make sure that they’re not from some med school in the Philippines.

Such racial slur is apparently an irresponsible act. To make fun of us is the only reason I can visualize. Though it is intended to be a joke, it should never be tolerated by any individual and/or society.

Many Pinoys now demand for an immediate apology from the show.

Desperate Housewives is a multi-award winning comedy series which premiered in October 2003 and is aired weekly in the US by ABC Network. It is locally shown on Studio 23.

The story spins around five sexually “desperate” sub-urban housewives living along Wisteria Lane in the fictional American town of Fairview. Aside from Teri Hatcher, the show stars Felicity Huffman (as Lynette Scavo), Marcia Cross (Bree Van De Kamp), Nicollette Sheridan (Edie Britt) and Eva Longoria (Gabrielle Solis).


7 Tugon to “Insulting Remark from ‘Desperate Housewives’ to the Filipinos.”

  1. Yung Script Writer ang kasuhan… siya ang pasimuno. they are so racist kasi eh. actually, mas matatalino tayo sa kanila. a lot of my friends studying in america usually end up as A+ students kasi ambobobo ng mga tao dun. feeling nila, theyre on top of the world.

    HEROES na lang! hindi sila racist. maganda pa ang impression sa mga asians. GO MASI OKA!

  2. amazingjodesz said

    wadasheet. and to think i’m a fan of that show. racist. bleh. ang yabang naman nila.

    masyado lang silang inggit sa katalinuhan ng mga Pilipino kaya sila ganyan. pero what they don’t know eh pangalan nila ang kanilang sinisira, kasi nagiging RACIST sila. sheeet.

    tama ka, PADRE SALVI, HEROES nalang!! MASI OKA ROCKS!

  3. earthlotus said

    ayos ah! konyatan ko yan isa-isa.. palabasin nga mga racist na yan!

  4. dEe said

    punyemas na Desperate Housewives cast and crew na yan. lahat sila mga buwakanangina nila.


  5. triageur said

    that was really irresponsible of the producers and writers of the show. it just reflects the discrimination and racism that they are well known for. they think they’re on top of the world. and to think that they are large recruiters of health care professionals from the Philippines. sheesh.

  6. darlene said

    hmmm..well..what do i say..It was really irresponsible of the script writer or whoever made or changed that script…because a lot of Filipinos watch desperate housewives…Well…Wag na lang kaya natin sila pansinin..^^ it’s their loss…they are showing their true colors to other countries..And yeah i think they are recruiting a lot of doctors from the philippines..^^

    uhm…paurong can i copy and paste your whole article to one of my multiply site? here’s the link..–>

    I promise im gonna link this site..thanks a lot!!!

  7. Ayun sa Manila Bulletin, nag-apologized na sila. Kaso mukhang tinanggal ng MB ang post sa site nila. Kaya ito ang Google cache.

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